During the latest episode of Joe Rogan’s popular podcast, he and his guest discussed the shocking failure of the Uvalde police to intervene to save children in an elementary school from being slaughtered.
And there was no equivocating about where to place the blame: the lack of support for police in terms of training, money, and moral encouragement.
Joe Rogan sat down with guest Tim Kennedy, a former Green Beret sniper, to talk about a range of issues, including Kennedy’s new book “Scars and Stripes.” Inevitably, the conversation turned to the horrific events of the May 24th Uvalde school shooting in which 18-year-old Salvador Ramos entered Robb Elementary School and killed 19 children and 2 adults.
“An argument that’s like missing about the police is that the police don’t train the way special operations train, but yet they’re involved in combat scenarios on a regular basis,” Rogan explained.
“Yeah, so what we’re experiencing right now is a byproduct of what society has forced the police to become, you know—they’re demonizing military training for law enforcement,” Kennedy agreed.
“And then obviously we just experienced ‘defund the police.’ And nearly every large city has seen a crazy rise in crime. And the ones that these large cities that defunded their police to include Austin, you know, we’ve never seen homicides like this.”
“How does it make any sense that I’m going to provide this group that I want to protect us with less training and less funding,” he added, “but then still want them to be a better product to be able to protect us? And then the people that they’re protecting, I’m going to disarm. So the people coming to save them are untrained and unprepared. It’s creating this disastrous situation. You know, it’s not like, I want to prevent rapes from happening, so me as a good person, I’m going to like chop my penis off—that’s the dumbest argument you could ever make. Like, that’s not going to prevent rapes.”
Rogan then pressed Kennedy about what needed to be done to change the situation.
“So, what do you think is the roadblock?” Rogan asked. “I mean, obviously what you’re saying, in terms of law enforcement—it’s common sense. So why is it so hard to get something implemented, like a rigorous training course?”
“I think it’s ignorance,” Kennedy replied, without hesitation. “I think the first thing is society, culture right now—we’ve been emasculating the law enforcement for a while. You know, we want a kinder, softer, gentler, you know—I get, they’re dealing with mental health and we can have specialists that can come in and deal with somebody having a mental health crisis. But we still need men and women that will run towards the sound of gunfire and know what to do.”
“And we don’t, right now. We have been weakening them and we have been making them ill-equipped to respond to that. And then I think Uvalde is a great example of not properly trained, with broken systems, that are not ready to do the right thing. And, uh…we will have more of that, unless we get them the right training and we get our schools to become hard targets. And then we go upstream to the origin, the genesis of these problems, which is mental health with the individual,” he added.
In other words, the exact opposite of everything the Left has been arguing for.
“If we don’t do those things,” Kennedy explained, “then it’s never gonna be fixed.”
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